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ready Ontology for Parasite LifeCycle

Abbreviation: OPL

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OPL models the life cycle stage details of T.cruzi and two related kinetoplastids, Trypanosoma brucei and Leishmania major. In addition, the ontology also models necessary contextual details such as host information, vector information, strain and anatomical location. OPL is based on the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) and follows the rules set by the OBO Foundry consortium.

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The Ontology for Parasite Lifecycle (OPL): towards a consistent vocabulary of lifecycle stages in parasitic organisms.

Parikh PP,Zheng J,Logan-Klumpler F,Stoeckert CJ Jr,Louis C,Topalis P,Protasio AV,Sheth AP,Carrington M,Berriman M,Sahoo SS
J Biomed Semantics 2012

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OBO Foundry
The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry is a collective of ontology developers that are committed to collaboration and adherence to shared principles. The mission of the OBO Foundry is to develop a family of interoperable ontologies that are both logically well-formed and scientifically accurate. To achieve this, OBO Foundry participants voluntarily adhere to and contribute to the development of an evolving set of principles including open use, collaborative development, non-overlapping and strictly-scoped content, and common syntax and relations, based on ontology models that work well, such as the Gene Ontology (GO). The OBO Foundry is overseen by an Operations Committee with Editorial, Technical and Outreach working groups.

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  • 5R01GM93132-1 (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • 085822 (The Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • 098051 (The Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • 1R01HL087795-01A1 (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • 242095 (EVIMALAR network of excellence (EMBL))

  • HHSN272200900039C (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD), Bethesda, MD, USA)